5.24.2008

Why I love Hollywood...

...because there are huge billboards like this everywhere (sorry Mark, no pictures of the ginormous Apple billboard):
I worked at Universal this past Thurs/Friday and Friday was an early closure day (due to Memorial Day holiday). Casey's work also let them out early, so we really took advantage of my mother-in-law's fantastic babysitting generosity and went to see Indiana Jones at The Acrlight on Sunset. I love this theater. You're assigned seats, so there isn't the dread of ohhhh, where are we going to be sitting??? as you walk inside. There's an usher that shows you to your seats. There's not late seating, so you're not interrupted by bozos. The previews are actually PREVIEWS and not commercials for Coke or cell-phone interruptions. And the lobby is beautiful, big and open with a nice restaurant/bar, a fun shopping area with bizarre trinkety books/bags, and cool old movie photos are framed on the walls. We like to see films here whenever we can:
I've heard some bad criticism of the Indiana Jones movie, but I gotta tell you, I really enjoyed it! *WARNING* Some Info, but no spoilers - It was fun, Harrison was great, it was fun to see the old girlfriend again, I laughed multiple times, I liked the red ants, and I even bought into the alien thing. Casey found it a little cartoony, which it was. And on the critical side, there were many far-fetched things: swinging from vines fast enough to keep up with army vehicles, surviving 3 waterfalls, and well, I could go on. But overall, it was just fun. Go see it.


And mostly, I love Hollywood for this:
Even as I'm posting this, I'm laughing at that picture. I mean seriously, how great is that billboard? I don't think any Sandler film will ever live up to Happy Gilmore, but the trailer for this looks SO great. So great.

7 comments:

La La Land said...

Fun! I am jealous you got to see Indy! Can't wait to see it.

Kenny and Linsey said...

Theaters with assigned seating, what a great idea. We've seen 1/3 of Indy and enjoyed that much - long story, we'll tell you when we see you...if you care that is!

Connie said...

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Jean said...

Yay for Hollywood! Sounds like a sweet theater. Tim and I saw it on Thursday at the Krikorian, and the movie stopped halfway through due to the storm. LAME!! (Don't worry, it started up again eventually. I could tell that you were worried.) But, fun times anyway. Tim had a few "issues," but I thought it was really good, especially the comical moments. :-)

Mark said...

That's what I love about Hollywood, too. The billboards are so fun...it's like driving through a museum of contemporary art.

As for Indy, I loved it, too. It carried on the series like they never stopped making them. I'm glad it had the same humor, fighting, and all-around good message at the end. As with all the films, there was that element of super-natural power that you had to buy into. The vines were kinda cheezy, but I loved the monkeys, so I didn't care. Althought, the first monkey looked almost like it had a human face.

Mark said...

Oh...and of course, my favorite billboards are the Apple ones. But that Adam Sandler one is pretty freakin' hilarious.

Miriam Oh said...

Sorry, but I still can't get past your butch hair cut...give me time and I will then again be able to appreciate your blog.
In brief, I liked the movie. We watched the Raiders of the Lost Ark the night before and it made a huge difference in my appreciation of the new one! Fun movies.